Chips and dip are as important to Arkansas as any pulled pork masterpiece. In fact, the two combined (nachos and barbecue pork) have the power to change your life for the better. These Arkansas restaurants are lauded for having the best cheese dip you can find in the Natural State. What’s just as wonderful is there are plenty more restaurants around the state with queso yet to be tried. Start your way on the cheese dip trail at these locations:
20. Cow Pen Restaurant
The Cow Pen, located at 5198 US-82 in Lake Village, is best known for steaks. Regulars say the cheese dip is well worth a try too.
19. Sparky's Roadhouse Cafe
Sparky's Roadhouse Cafe can be found in Eureka Springs at 147 East Van Buren. Cheese dip is among the many preferred comfort foods on the menu as well as a large assortment of beers.
18. Taco Pronto
Cheese dip and cheese sauce are well loved at Taco Pronto, located in Hot Springs at 4350 Central Avenue.
17. Marlo's Taco Shack
Marlo's is back! As of March 5th, 2016 this Fayetteville favorite (located at 1192 Garland Avenue) has reopened. Take a trip and try the dip.
16. Papa Joe's Country Store and Cafe
Papa Joe's Country Store and Cafe can be found at 12295 US-165 in Humnoke, just outside of England. A delicious variety of dishes (including the cheese dip) are enjoyed by many here.
15. Cheers in the Heights
Sit down to comfortable eating - which includes excellent cheese dip - in a fun atmosphere. Cheers in the Heights is located in Little Rock at 2010 North Van Buren Street.
14. Nick's BBQ
Dig into the BBQ nachos at Nick's, located at 1012 Bobby L Glover Highway in Carlisle.
13. Faby's Restaurant
Faby's Restaurant can be found in Conway at 2915 Dave Ward Dr #1. Faby's features a unique blend of American, Italian, and Mexican cuisine that regular customers really enjoy.
12. Casa Manana
With three restaurants in Little Rock, it's not hard to get some of the authentic Mexican cuisine, including the much-praised cheese dip, at Casa Manana.
11. Taco Mama
Located in Hot Springs at 1209 Malvern Avenue, Taco Mama is always full of fun and activity. The cheese dip and cheese sauce are loved here by many.
10. Buffalo Grill
The Buffalo Grill, located in Little Rock's Riverdale area at 1611 Rebsamen Park Road, is well known for its mild and mellow yellow cheese dip.
9. Flying Burrito Company
The Flying Burrito Company has five locations around Arkansas. The flagship location on Dickson Street in Fayetteville started the popularity, and word about the delicious food caught on fast.
8. Godsey's Grill
Godsey's Grill, located at 226 South Main in Jonesboro, specializes in burgers and sandwiches. Their cheese dip is also highly praised for good reason.
Izzy's has been serving fresh and healthy fare for over three decades in Little Rock. Try the cheese dip as a side to your sandwich and you'll love it.
6. Chip's Barbecue
Chip's Barbecue, located in Little Rock at 9801 West Markham Street, is beloved for their cheese dip as much as their barbecue sauce.
5. Mexico Chiquito
Mexico Chiquito has been an Arkansas standard for delicious Tex Mex for decades. The chain has 4 locations around Arkansas where you can enjoy their famed cheese dip.
Pancho's Mexican Restaurant, located in West Memphis at 3600 East Broadway, has fast and friendly service, great dishes, and delicious cheese dip that can even be purchased in local stores. It's that good!
3. Loca Luna
Highly acclaimed Loca Luna can be found in Little Rock at 3519 Cantrell Road in the Riverdale area. The restaurant has been featured in a number of publications and on television as well, notable for its mix of Italian and Mexican dishes served with Southern charm.
2. Dizzy's Gypsy Bistro
Award winning Dizzy's Gypsy Bistro is located at 200 River Market Avenue in Little Rock. In addition to the festively delicious cheese dip you'll like the atmosphere at Dizzy's - a lot of fun, colorful decor, and colorful patrons everywhere.
1. Stoby's Restaurant
This is the best of the best with good reason. Stoby's Restaurant, located in Conway at 805 Donaghey Avenue, has been heralded in print and media as having the best cheese dip in Arkansas. We strongly agree and highly recommend you try it as well. Walmart stores around central Arkansas usually have Stoby's high-demand dip in stock.
In addition to cheese dip, these restaurants are also well known for other delicious offerings. Start out with a bowl full of hot dip and work your way into the menu at any of these locations. Afterward, be sure to share the glorious eating experience with everyone you know!